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Building insulation: Quiz


Question 1: ________ - includes a list of insulations with R-values
Building insulationBuilding insulation materialsR-value (insulation)Passive solar building design

Question 2: The heat conduction can be minimized by any of the following: reducing the ________ of the bridges, increasing the bridge length, or decreasing the number of thermal bridges.

Question 3: In ________ the luxury of cheap gas has led to poorly insulated overheated and inefficient consumers of energy.
Russian cultureUnited StatesRussiaMoscow

Question 4: High humidity can be a significant issue associated with lack of airflow, causing condensation, rotting construction materials, and encouraging microbial growth such as mould and ________.
Gram-negative bacteriaBacteriaCorynebacteriumGram-positive bacteria

Question 5: In a narrow sense insulation can just refer to the insulation materials employed to slow heat loss, such as: ________, glass wool, rock wool, polystyrene, urethane foam, vermiculite, and earth or soil..

Question 6: An initial estimate of insulation needs in the United States can be determined by the US Department of Energy's ________ insulation calculator.
Washington, D.C.AtlantaDenverZIP code

Question 7: Common building materials that are poor insulators include ________ and metal.
GlassMACORCranberry glassBorosilicate glass

Question 8: Some ________ systems can double to triple R values.
Insulated glazingGlassAnti-reflective coatingMACOR

Question 9: ________ specify only the bare minimum; insulating beyond what code requires is often recommended.
Model building codeBuilding codeConstructionInsurance

Question 10: ________ in buildings is an important factor to achieving thermal comfort for its occupants.
FireproofingBuilding insulationR-value (insulation)Thermal insulation


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